– fire official claims “bomb threat”Staff and other personnel attached to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Headquarters, Camp Street, Georgetown, on Tuesday were positively informed that they can resume work after an immediate evacuation exercise was carried out following the sight of smoke emitting from a department on the third floor.Initial reports stated that it might be a bomb since over the past weeks, several establishments had received bomb threats. However, an employee who asked not to be named, confirmed that it was not a bomb threat but rather smoke emanating from a wire which was suspected to have caught afire.Reports confirmed that no major damage occurred as the Guyana Fire Service arrived promptly at the scene and brought the situation under control.When Guyana Times arrived on the scene, frustrated staffers of the State-owned company were seen gathered in their numbers outside of the premises waiting on instruction on their next move.GRA employees waiting to re-enter the buildingRanks of both the Guyana Fire Service and Guyana Police Force who were present at the scene, were observed to be inspecting the compound after which employees were allowed to re-enter the building.A senior Police official at the scene told the media that he was unable to give a comment on the incident and as such, directed all questions to the Crime Chief.On the other hand, when contacted, Fire Prevention Officer Andrew Holder was unable to provide sufficient information on what had transpired at the establishment. “I was told that it was a bomb scare, I wasn’t fed with any other information which would suggest that it was a fire”.
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SAUGUS – Sheriff’s deputies, chasing a man Friday who had bolted from a stolen car, parked a black-and-white behind it, unaware the stolen vehicle was in gear. When they brought the handcuffed suspect, Andrew Jones, back to the patrol car, they found it dented – the stolen Chevrolet Cavalier had rolled into it. Jones, on parole for an unrelated offense, was spotted by Deputy James Peterson on Urbandale Drive in Saugus driving a silver 2002 Cavalier that came back stolen, Deputy Larry Gump said. Peterson was following the car, awaiting backup, when Jones, 25, of Van Nuys spotted him and took off. He stopped the car, and ran, Gump said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsPeterson parked his squad car in front of the Cavalier and followed, detaining Jones at gunpoint in a nearby backyard, Gump said. Jones was booked on suspicion of auto theft and held without bail because of his parole status. He is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in Santa Clarita Superior Court.